“Special” and “Not For Everyone” by J’Moris

Hillsboro, Texas based rapper and songwriter J’Moris is back with a new release, and this time, its a double single titled “Not For Everybody” about modern love: “Not For Everyone”, an R&B love song, and “Special”, with a more upbeat track, with its exciting beat, harp-like synth, and J’Moris vivid vocals. Both songs point to J’Moris most likely talking about the same woman, but in completely different lights.

“Special” opens up with a repetitive, fast-paced beat, when the high-pitch synths come in. The contrast between the hard-hitting trap beat along the synths is extremely addicting and enjoyable to listen to. In “Special”, J’Moris opens up about a sexual relationship between him and a woman. Although this song may seem like another rap song objectifying women, it’s actually not, and the grittiness of this song smoothly transitions into the more lay-back, R&B tune of “Not for Everyone”. In this song, the listener learns that the woman he was talking about in “Special” is actually more important to him than one might think after listening to it.

In “Not for Everyone”, J’Moris reveals his emotional attachment to the woman, yet she is really just looking for sex. With lyrics such as, “You don’t want a man, you just want to be cuffed”, and “you’re not for everybody, but you’re sure out for everybody” highlights J’Moris’ personal battle with this woman, who he clearly has feelings for, yet the feelings are not reciprocated.

Right away, “Not for Everyone” is completely different from anything he’s done before: J’Moris’ usual blunt rap vocals turning into his smooth, silky singing voice. There is no objectivation of the woman in this song either, as, in his lyrics, he claims that he respects her choices.

Both songs are accompanied by visuals, and the video for “Not for Everyone”  sticks out. J’Moris is at a party, playing games around the table. The relationship between the two isn’t clear, which the song also claims. Are they just friends? Lovers? The video leaves that up for interpretation. They seem to walk to a room at the end of the party, seemingly hooking up. At the end of the day, the song may be referring to a particular girl, but both songs are also more commentary on modern love and how J’Moris is changing his views on sex and romance.

Written by Melissa Cusano

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